Tuesday, April 21, 2009

SideDish Ads for the Summer 2009 Issue of The Dish

It is time once again for HLCCA members to place their FREE ads in "The SideDish", HLCCA's classified advertising supplement that accompanies each issue of The Dish. The Summer 2009 issue of The Dish is in the final stages of preparation and we expect to send the finished pages to the printer soon.

HLCCA members are invited to advertise items for sale, wants, trades, etc. You also may place ads in "The SideDish" to promote events or announce activities related to HLCCA, Fiesta and other HLC product lines, or just inform other HLCCA members of exciting new pottery-related websites!

Members are entitled to submit one (1) free ad per issue, which will be printed on a space-available, first-come, first-served basis. Ads should be limited to 30 words and must include specific contact information, e.g., phone number (with area code), email address, and/or mailing address.

Please forward your ad to: david3403@aol.com or bond@kdsi.net. Ads for "The SideDish" must be received by Monday, May 4, 2009.

Monday, April 20, 2009

HLC Art Department and the Chester CHAIR-ity Auction

Recently the HLC Design Department was invited to participate in the Chester CHAIR-ity Auction. They were asked to make a chair for the special fund-raising auction to fund the Jack Owens special-needs playground.

The auction takes place on May 2, 2009, in Chester, WV, and includes the chair with cushions, a one-of-a-kind Fiesta pie baker and 2 matching handmade potholders. Judi Noble has set up a blog for the HLC chair that you can check out by clicking here.

(Hey Judi--are you accepting absentee bids?)

This is yet another fine example of HLC employees' commitment to their community. Way to go!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Lots and lots of lots

This is just a brief reminder about the Friday night auction for this year's HLCCA conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Here are some of the details:

  • There will be a limit of 200 items/lots, available on a"first come, first served" basis.
  • Items being shipped to Pittsburgh by non-attending HLCCA members may not have a reserve, and must be received by June 6, 2009.
  • Please, no chipped, cracked or damaged items.
  • The cut-off date for consigned items is June 15, 2009, to allow enough time to print the auction catalog.
When you send your list of items, please include:

  • A complete description of the item(s) (i.e., name, pattern, year, etc.);
  • Any special information about the piece(s);
  • The reserve price, if any; and
  • A digital photo of the item(s) for the website/auction catalog.
Please email your information to info@hlcca.org

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's Tax Time....

...like you needed to be reminded!

If there's anything left of your refund,
be sure to stimulate the ecomony by
buying more of your favorite
American-made dishes!

(Photo credit: Kit Fox)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Less Than 3 Months To Go....

The 2009 HLCCA conference in Pittsburgh, PA, will be upon us in less than 3 months...can you believe it?

Be sure to sign up now to reserve your place at the center of the action. You can sign up on-line by clicking here.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!

HLCCA wishes you and yours a Happy Easter!

(Photo credit: David Schaefer)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

HLCCA Wishes You a Blessed Passover

In a beautiful tablescape created by Saarin Schwartz, a vintage Fiesta relish tray becomes a seder plate for Passover, sharing the table with Ovenserve, Riviera/Tango, Post-86 Fiesta and Bakelite flatware. See more fabulous holiday tablescapes in the Spring 2009 issue of The Dish.

(Photo credit: Saarin Schwartz & David Schaefer)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

HLCCA to Reintroduce Stick-Handled Demitasse Cups

Years after they were discontinued, HLCCA is proud to announce that we plan to be the exclusive vendors of NEW FIESTA STICK-HANDLED DEMITASSE CUPS!

Working diligently behind the scenes, your Board of Directors has (almost) successfully negotiated the reintroduction of this treasured Fiesta shape. The major "stick"-ing point (pun intended) has been strengthening the cup handle and its connection to the cup body so as to reduce the amount of waste during production.

Through a fortuitous chance of local geography, the HLCCA has found a vast source of reinforcing material practically in HLC's backyard. Although we should probably not release this proprietary information in such a public forum, the operators of the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Plant in nearby Shippingport, PA have stated that they would be more than happy for us to take all of the spent fuel rods we'd like for this purpose!

Not only will this joint venture enhance local environmental quality and bring back a Fiesta shape that is beloved by collectors everywhere, the cups themselves will be SELF-HEATING, keeping your espresso piping hot all through dessert (microwave use not recommended).

At this point, we only await final approval by HLC, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Sierra Club. Please check the HLCCA website store soon to order yours!!!

(PS - Also, please check the date of this post)

(Photo credit: David Schaefer)